The few days before Christmas break can be exhausting, but you still want to provide your students with an engaging lesson! Why not mix a Christmas classic The Grinch that Stole Christmas with good quality, no-prep, Forensics/Criminal law/Civics lesson?
•Students will begin by researching the elements of a crime and complete the research portion of the activity.
•Students will define terms related to criminal acts, crimes, and the elements of a crime and complete the graphic organizer
•Students will watch The Grinch that Stole Christmas and compare the actions of the main character with the research that they did in task #1 to determine if Mr. Grinchy should be convicted of a crime.
•Students will build a case against Mr. Grinchy by creating arguments for the prosecution. Additionally, students will be asked to provide counter-arguments for the defense. (: students can carry out a “mock” trail in the classroom. This is a FAVORITE in my Forensics classroom. It’s such a fun way to keep the kids motivated the few days before a holiday!)
NEED A DIGITAL OPTION? A digital, Google Slides version of this resource is included- making it perfect for distance learning, online courses, flipped classrooms, and traditional classrooms.
★ A complete answer key is included
Materials Needed: Access to the movie The Grinch that Stole Christmas (old or new version)
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